PenfoldsBin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2020Product code: 12150
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Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz is a classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes, which are carefully selected from multiple vineyards across South Australia. This premium red wine produces a complex flavor profile with aromas of blackcurrant, dark chocolate, and spicy oak notes that follow to the palate with added hints of vanilla and licorice. The result is a full-bodied, rich and textured wine with soft tannins and a long, satisfying finish. Pair this exceptional wine with roasted meats, grilled vegetables, or mature cheeses for the perfect dining experience. The Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz is undoubtedly one of the best wine offerings out there, perfect for special occasions and celebrations, or simply for savoring and enjoying.
Nose - Ample self-standing fruits already beginning to yield to other vinous intents … Cola, grated chocolate and cappuccino dust bind with juniper, sage/rosemary spices. A flash of brown sugar and liquorice – not quite in the Marsala spectrum – instead, brandy impressions replaced by blood orange-rind (dehydrated/candied). Oak somewhat partially hidden, yet faint scents of cedar, pencil shavings and graphite lobby for further bottle maturation. Not the liberated scents of a beef sauce reduction, nor a complete charcuterie offering, yet singular notes of air-dried bresaola (bison) will suffice! Unabashed (Baby Grange) complexities. Palate - Instantly fresh and fleshy. Some overt single-varietal cabernet and shiraz fruits still sit separate - alongside those hybridised via the blend’s sojourn in barrel and bottle …time will unite. Expected liquorice, stewed plum and blackcurrant fruits, with dark chocolate and mocha lurking in the background. Savoury and salivating – mouth-watering, succulent acidity. This acidity interplays with integrated, evolved tannins – coating the mouth and adding length. Yes, impressive length, with concentration, and a mandatory Bin 389 ‘sweet’ core; oak completely absorbed. Polished and refined.
About the Winery
Penfolds is a renowned wine producer in Australia. It got established in 1844 in the capital city of Adelaide by Christopher Rawson Penfold. The winery’s story starts when Christopher and his wife, Mary Penfold, shifted from Angmering in West Sussex in the United Kingdom and moved to Australia. After they arrived, their family members helped them attain and acquire 500 acres of land and its estate at the base of the Mount Lofty Ranges.
In the early years, the Penfold couple produced and sold fortified wines. They were in the style of port and sherry. Gradually, the demand for the drinks increased. It led to the expansion of the small winery that the Penfolds managed and the official establishment of Penfolds. It happened at the Magill Estate.
Christopher’s medical reputation grew steadily with the rise in fame of Penfolds. It compelled Mary to manage and run a significant portion of the winery. After her husband passed away in 1870, Mary took over the business and its complete responsibility. She worked with exceptional determination, ambition, and endeavour during her reign. In addition, she did not hesitate to engage in various experiments and explore new techniques and methods to produce high-quality wines.
Mary retired in 1884. At that time, the winery produced about a third of all the wines in South Australia. Mary handed over Penfolds to Georgina, her daughter. She managed it with her husband, Thomas Hyland. Later on, they passed the winery down to their two daughters and two sons. By 1907, Penfolds became the biggest winery compared to all the other wine producers in Adelaide.
The Penfold family persisted in their family legacy even after Mary’s passed away in 1896 and retained their control and interest till 1976. Today, Penfolds operates and handles two wineries, Nuriootpa and Magill Estate.